|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Rental rate includes 4 kayaks rigged for fishing (saves you $100/day in kayak rental fees), 2 SUN bicycles (saves you $60/day in bicycle rental fees) and as of April 1, 2015 we will have a 16 ft. 4-person Gheenoe Canoe available (saves you $35/day in canoe rental). All water floatables are also included in the rental rate.
$889/wk (7 days/6 nights) or $149/night w/ 3 night minimum plus cleaning fee and 100% refundable security deposit. *MONTHLY RATE: $3,200 plus tax, cleaning fee and 100% refundable security deposit. THIS IS A NO SMOKING PROPERTY.
This immaculate, fully renovated (3) bedroom, 2 bath waterfront family home with heated saltwater pool (3rd bedroom doubles as a den with a sleeper sofa for the bed) has its own dock and 10,000 lb. boatlift. Fresh water and electricity is available at the boatlift. Guests often use the boatlift to clean the hull of their boat while staying at the home (saves boatlift service fees). Most industry experts recommend cleaning between two to three times a year to ensure that the bottom paint of your boat does not get damaged.
The lanai-enclosed heated saltwater pool has a misting system that lowers the temp at the sunbathing end of the pool in Summer, and a pool heater that warms the water to your chosen temp in the Winter. Manatee and Dolphin come up to the dock and there are large Sailfin Catfish, Sheepshead fish and Red Snapper to be caught right from the dock or boatlift. You can also catch freshwater bass and trap blue crabs off the dock. Feel free to use our 4 fishing kayaks (the 4th one is not pictured) with rod holders, paddles and PFDs and our two Sun Bicycles to ride to the mall or state park preserve. You can also rent more kayaks, paddleboards, etc. nearby at Crystal River Watersports and boat rentals are available at Plantation Inn.
The back and side yards are large and filled with mature oak and palm trees. There is a finished-in garage with easy inside access to the washer and dryer. There is room in the driveway for two vehicles or a boat trailer or RV. There is a large storage shed in the backyard to store water toys and fishing equipment.
The home is located on a family-friendly cul-de-sac street in the coveted north end of Crystal River near the mall, restaurants and the downtown area. It is 5 min. from Crystal River Watersports where you can launch your boat for $10, buy bait and fishing equipment, and rent kayaks, paddleboards and other floatables. When not rented, the home is used by our family for personal vacations.
The home is furnished with good quality furniture, two sleeper sofas and loveseat, newer appliances, bedding, linens, towels, dishes, and accessories. The kitchen is stocked with the cookware needed to prepare family meals. The master bedroom has a very comfortable king bed and its own bathroom. The 2nd bedroom has a full bed and a twin bed. The third bedroom doubles as a den with a sleeper sofa for the bed. There is also another full bathroom located in the hallway. The flooring in the sunroom and throughout the entryways to the home is large ceramic tiles making clean-up easy and fast. There are three new flat-screen TVs; a 48 in. in the livingroom, a 40” in the den and a 32” in the master bedroom. Wi-Fi and cable TV are included.
This family-friendly home is located on a deep canal with Gulf access. The sunroom features seating to enjoy the pool, canal and wildlife. The pool lanai is screened with a special fine mesh to help keep even the smallest bugs out. The home is approximately 5-10 minutes from King’s Bay (& 3 sisters springs) and 35-40 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico by boat. Fort Island Beach is nearby. A large public pool with a skate park is nearby (behind the airport).
Beautiful and peaceful Crystal River has activities for the whole family and offers one of the few remaining areas to scallop in Florida during the summer. Offshore, there is shallow and deep water fishing.
The nearby mall has a multiplex movie theater, restaurants and shopping in historic downtown Crystal River. The house is only a short walk or bicycle ride from the Crystal River State Park Reserve and the Mullet Hole fishing spot. There are nine beautiful state parks nearby or play golf at one of the many nearby golf courses. Your family will make wonderful vacation memories here.
You can rent at a very affordable rate by the week.
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The Wade family lives in Marietta, GA. about 30 minutes north of Atlanta. We vacationed in Crystal River rental homes for years before finally buying a vacation home here. We wanted a home in the family-friendly north end of Crystal River and our house is perfectly situated for what we were looking for. We considered Panama City Beach as a vacation home location and vacationed there often while making the decision between CR and PCB. We decided we like the nature coast best because there are no high-rise condos here in one of the last remaining natural areas of Florida, but Crystal River still offers all the modern conveniences of shopping, restaurants, supermarkets, movie theaters, a mall, quaint shops in the historic district, and more. It has everything we were looking for in a family friendly neighborhood.
Chuck Wade purchased this house in 2014
We chose Crystal River because it is so much more quiet and peaceful than other places we vacationed. We also enjoy watching the manatees and other wildlife from our sunroom and pool area. Our dream was to watch the manatee while enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning. We also love the fishing and boating in the area, and being certified scuba divers our entire family likes diving and snorkeling the natural springs in and around the area.
After staying at dozens of different vacation rental homes we stopped and made a list of all the things we liked, and didn’t like. We picked this house with all of that in mind. We furnished the house with brand new furniture; all very good quality beds, mattresses, sheets and comforters. But the home is not cluttered like so many of the rental homes we stayed in. The kitchen is equipped with all the items you would find in your own kitchen, including quality knives, flatware, appliances, plates, wine glasses, napkins, towels, pots and pans, soap, detergent, and spices — everything you would need. There is a washer and dryer, iron, an ironing board, and bathroom supplies if you forget something. We want your family to enjoy yourselves and come back for many years. You can reach us at (404) 374-8523 to book one of the best vacations your family will ever have.
My husband and I had a terrific time and would recommend this place for anyone who wants to relax and feel at home, and at the same time have fun and enjoy the area as well. Since we could bring our dog, it made our stay even more affordable since we didn't have the kennel bill. I would also like to say thank you to the owners for such an easy and pleasant experience.
We were two families vacationing to swim with the manatees, bike, kayak and horseback ride. The house was spotless, beautifully decorated and located on a canal with a floating dock that was great for dropping in our kayaks. The owner was super friendly and very easy to make arrangements with. We had a wonderful experience and highly recommend them.
We have rented many VRBO houses and this one is at the top of the charts. Excellent location.very clean and every amenity you could imagine. Our only regret is that all dates in February next year are already reserved.
We do hope to return in the future.
The property was easy to find and in a very good location for our purposes. Crystal River is a nice little resort town away from the big hotels and resorts further south near Tampa. It has some smaller town charm in that regard.
The rental was clean upon our arrival. As we were driving and showed up early, the cleaners were just finishing and they were friendly to us. The pool heater had accidentally been turned off (or not turned on) by the folks who had occupied the place before us, so we were out of luck there but Chuck walked me through getting it ready and running and we had a great time the next few days swimming outdoors in February.
The kitchen was very nice to have on a vacation with only one exception! There isn't really any good cooking knives. A decent cutlery block or just a good chef's knife would be a smart addition. We made do with the set of steak knives in the silverware tray and it wasn't a really big issue.
We went on a long kayak trip out of the channel and out towards the Gulf on the Crystal River and it was nice to not need to take on the cost and logistics of renting kayaks elsewhere.
Chuck made sure he was available for us to phone or text and made me comfortable doing so when he fired off about four or five good bars/restaurants in town for us to go try and when he helped me get the heater for the pool running. We took him up when we went to AJ's Cafe in town. It was great for breakfast on our way out of town.
If I was planning a trip to Florida again, I would happily consider Crystal River and this rental specifically.
Echoing other reviewers, this property is truly as wonderful as advertised and deserving of a 5 star rating. I spoke with Chuck prior to our arrival and he shared lots of helpful information about kayaking the area and viewing the manatees. As others have noted, the place is VERY well stocked and provisioned. It is so nice to arrive after a long road trip and not have to immediately worry about whether there is TP, paper towels, hand soap etc. We hit a cold spell and thoroughly took advantage of the sunny warmth of the " Florida" room, sipping our coffee and planning our outings. We picked some kumquats from a tree in the yard, which was a real treat! The home is close to Crystal Watersports, which offers a great manatee tour, as well as within an easy paddle or bike ride to the archaeological park and state preserve, both of which we did. The sun cruiser bikes were really nice with comfortable seats. The welcome package and restaurant recommendations were helpful. The paddle to 3 Sisters Springs from the home would be doable for an experienced kayaker, but a long trek for a novice. The neighborhood where the home is located is quiet and friendly. The beds were comfortable. There were plenty of towels etc. Being a 60 + aged kayaker, my only recommendation for improvement would be a ladder at the dock so that you can grip and lift yourself up easily. Getting out of the boats was a bit of a challenge. We have launched where there was a ladder and it really helps. This was the best home I have ever rented from VRBO. You can tell that the owners use and love this place and it really feels like a home away from home. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return with additional family members in the future. Overall, the place and owners are topnotch!
Owners made sure the house was perfect for our stay. The property is every bit as advertised, if not more impressive in real life. It was very clean and well equipped. With the welcome package and in house instructions, everything was so easy, we really did not have to call the owner at all. Our kids enjoyed the kayaks and the heated pool(this was great since we had a rare Florida cold spell that weekend). Crystal River is a great town with great natural wonders. We will be coming back and staying here. Thanks.
There is so much to do in Crystal River. It is a family-friendly, nature focused, beautiful, peaceful area. If you enjoy kayaking you are welcome to use our 4 Kayaks w/ paddles & rod holders. You can also rent kayaks at Crystal River Watersports just minutes from the house. Kayaking and kayak fishing in the canal, the river and in Ozello is relaxing and fun! Feel free to use our 2 Sun bikes to ride all over Crystal River. The town is designed for bicycle-riding.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Notes||$889/week (7 days/6 nights) or $149/nt. w/ 3 nt. min. Nightly rental rates less than the required 3 night minimum are $250/night. No pet fee is charged if you do not have a pet. The security deposit is refundable after checkout. *Monthly rate: $3,200 plus tax, cleaning fee and fully refundable security deposit.|
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